According to The Telegraph, West Ham United forward Michail Antonio is prepared to switch obligation from England to Jamaica in a quote to dip into next year’s World Cup.
The 30- year-old was approached by the Caribbean island nation back in 2016, however he chose to represent the 3 Lions worldwide.
The West Ham star was phoned by previous England manager Sam Allardyce in his very first team in August 2016 for a 2018 World Cup qualification match versus Slovakia.
Nevertheless, Antonio was an unused replacement. Current manager Gareth Southgate invited the flexible forward to his team for the friendly match against Germany and the 2018 World Cup qualifier against Lithuania in March 2017.
Nevertheless, he withdrew from the squad after picking up a hamstring injury. He has actually not been phoned ever since, and despite his fine type over the last 18 months for West Ham, a recall does not appear to be on the cards.
Because he is yet to make his 3 Lions debut, Antonio is qualified to play for Jamaica and they have actually now moved to secure his global future.
It is comprehended Antonio is set to accept their technique and would enjoy the opportunity to assist them reach the World Cup.
He might include in their CONCACAF qualifiers in September versus Mexico and Costa Rica, and it will be intriguing to see how things go.
Jamaica have not been at the World Cup because France 1998, and they will be relying on the similarity Antonio, Ravel Morrison and Fulham star Bobby Decordova-Reid in a bid to receive the 2022 edition.
The Hammers star has actually scored 22 Premier League goals and assisted 10 others because the start of 2018-19, and he will now seek to replicate the form on the international scene with Jamaica.
In other news, West Ham are reportedly planning to sign a Rangers star this summer season.